2020 City Guide

The Lowcountry continues to grow. Take stock of who we are as a community with this statistical snapshot.

The towns of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton and the City of Hardeeville are separate municipalities. Because of annexations, some areas in unincorporated Beaufort County are surrounded by Bluffton corporate limits. To find out if an address is within town limits, go to the Citizen Access Portal at townofbluffton.us/bluffton.

By the Numbers

AGE

Hilton Head
55.7 median age
33.5% are over 65

Bluffton
35.6 median age
15.5% are over 65

Hardeeville
40.5 median age
30.7% are over 65

RACE

White 
Hilton Head Island: 88% 
Bluffton: 80.9% 
Hardeeville: 73.9% 

African American 
Hilton Head Island: 7% 
Bluffton: 7.8% 
Hardeeville: 20.3% 

Hispanic/Latino 
Hilton Head Island: 11.8% 
Bluffton: 15.5% 
Hardeeville: 10.3% 

Asian 
Hilton Head Island: 0.7% 
Bluffton: 2.7% 
Hardeeville: 1.8% 

LAND AREA

Hilton Head Island: 41 square miles 
Bluffton: 54 square miles 
Hardeeville: 57 square miles 

INCOME

Per Capita 
Hilton Head Island: $51,773 
Bluffton: $37,204 
Hardeeville: $35,411 

Median household 
Hilton Head Island$73,972 
Bluffton: $74,659 
Hardeeville: $57,328 

Below poverty level 
Hilton Head Island: 11.1% 
Bluffton: 2.7% 
Hardeeville: 14.4% 

EDUCATION 

High school diploma 
Hilton Head Island: 94% 
Bluffton: 93% 
Hardeeville: 90% 

College degree 
Hilton Head Island: 52.8% 
Bluffton: 44.6% 
Hardeeville: 38.7% 

HOUSING 

Median Rent 
Hilton Head Island: $1,211 
Bluffton: $1,571 
Hardeeville: $1,167 

Median Home Value 
Hilton Head Island: $469,300 
Bluffton: $266,200 
Hardeeville: $311,800 

Population 
Hilton Head Island: 39,721 
Bluffton: 27,495 
Hardeeville: 7,379 

Businesses 
Hilton Head Island: 5,962 
Bluffton: 3,465 
Hardeeville: 730 

NEW BUILDING PERMITS 

Jan. 1-June 30, 2020 

Residential 
Hilton Head Island: 108 (through July 14, 2020) 
Bluffton: 305 
Hardeeville: 280 

Commercial 
Hilton Head Island: 5 (through July 14, 2020) 
Bluffton: 18 
Hardeeville:

Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2019 

Residential 
Hilton Head Island: 146 
Bluffton: 357 
Hardeeville: 528 

Commercial 
Hilton Head Island: 12 
Bluffton: 50 
Hardeeville: 20 

Sources: U.S. Census, World Population Review, DataUSA (median age), City of Hardeeville, Town of Bluffton, Town of Hilton Head. 


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